Millions of Americans tuned in to see Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton face off in the second presidential debate of 2016. But it wasn’t just Americans who were watching on Sunday: Politicians and commentators around the world took notice too.
Other than Brexit leader Nigel Farage, who said Trump performed “like a silverback gorilla,” most of the reviews of the GOP nominee weren’t great.
Paul McGeough, chief foreign correspondent for the Sydney Morning Herald, said that Trump came off as “angry, aggressive, accusatory and conspiratorial.”
U.K. Labour MP Chris Bryant criticized Trump’s threats to throw Clinton in jail.
Australian Senator Helen Polley said that Trump “has clearly demonstrated why he should never be the President.”
Another Australian senator, Lisa Singh, noted that Clinton looked “presidential and intelligent” compared to the GOP nominee.
Conservative U.K. MP George Freeman said it was “extraordinary” that some Americans are still taking Trump seriously.
Former Mexican President Vicente Fox, an outspoken Trump critic, offered praise for Clinton while panning the GOP nominee.
After Trump dissed Canada’s health care system, BuzzFeed Canada begged to him to “leave us out of this.”
New Zealand MP David Cunliffe didn’t name names, but his review of Sunday’s debate kind of says it all:
Editor’s note: Donald Trump regularly
political violence and is a
style="font-weight: 400;">serial liar,
style="font-weight: 400;">rampant xenophobe,
style="font-weight: 400;">misogynist and
>birther who has
repeatedly pledged to ban all Muslims — 1.6 billion members of an entire religion — from
entering the U.S.
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